Carlos Colón’s first published novel is the story of Nicky Negrón, a Puerto Rican salesman in New York City who is turned into foul-mouthed, urban vampire with a taste for the undesirables of society such as sexual predators, domestic abusers and drug dealers. A tragic anti-hero, Nicky is haunted by profound loss. When his life is cut short due to an unforeseen event at the Ritz-Carlton, it results in a public sex scandal for his surviving family. He then rises from the dead to become a night stalker with a genetic resistance that enables him to retain his humanity, still valuing his family whilst also struggling to somehow maintain a sense of normalcy. Simultaneously described as haunting, hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, Sángre: The Color of Dying is a breathtakingly fun read.
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“A fantastically refreshing read!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By James Longmore
I’m not usually a fan of vampire tales (more of a werewolf person!) but ‘Color of Dying’ had me gripped from the off. Carlos has a great, easy to read style that is just like talking to an old friend, and the saga across the protagonist’s lifetime conjured images in my mind of The Godfather and Interview with a Vampire. A vampire with a conscience is certainly largely unexplored territory – and the way he gets into his head makes for a terrific read – I actually found myself feeling sorry for him! That said, I was disappointed to get to the end, I wanted to read on about his dealings with the Gunder lady, please tell me there’s a sequel?!!!!
About the Author
Born in Spanish Harlem and raised by Puerto Rican parents in the South Bronx, Carlos Colón was a storyteller from the start. He began in his pre-teens by writing comic strips for his parents and continued throughout school writing dramatic short stories in his English classes. Teachers immediately took notice nicknaming him Hemingway and encouraging him to the point where he eventually graduated from Lehman College, CUNY with an English degree in Creative Writing. That same year, 1979, his play “Jerome” won Honorable Mention for the Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize. Since then he wrote several screenplays for Hollywood producers but unfortunately never saw one reach the big screen. Nowadays, Carlos is living out on Jersey Shore, serving as a singer/songwriter/frontman for the retro rock n’ roll Jersey Shore Roustabouts band, one of the most in-demand entertainment acts of the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia area.
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